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Finding Washington State Laws

Washington State laws in print and online, free and commercial, current and historical

About Session Laws

The chronological arrangement of laws enacted by the Washington Legislature and signed into law by the Governor are called session laws. When you need read the text of a law as it was originally enacted, consult the session laws, also called the Laws of Washington.

Bluebook citation: <year> Wash. Sess. Laws <page number>

Washington Office of the Reporter of Decisions Style Sheet citation: Laws of <year>, ch. <number>

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Print Sources


Indexes are useful when you don't have a citation to a particular chapter number and a search fails to retrieve the correct citation.

In the Laws of Washington, the last volume for each two-year legislative session includes a subject index.